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of the taliban, he says no one encouraged him to do this. "look at our situation. the foreigners kill our people. insult our religion. burning the holy koran and making cartoons of our prophet mohammed. if we don't defend islam, then we are not muslim." suicide bombings and other attacks are now daily currencies in the war in afghanistan. and the methods of the insurgents are constantly changing, according to the prison boss, general muhammad khan. "the enemy don't use their own tactics. now they use women. sometimes children and teenagers. they even get dressed up in military uniforms. they don't fight face to face. they're coward." the taliban denies recruiting children as suicide bombers. the facts tell a very different story. authorities say just a few days ago a 10-year-old orphan boy managed to escape from insurgents who were going to make him wear a suicide vest so he could blow himself up in front of coalition troops. rujallah has a 4-year-old son who he says he loves and misses very much. when i asked him how he'd feel if his child was used as a suicide bomber, he tells me -- "if he wan
" on a monday morning, i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm david gregory in for matt this morning. >>> the taliban is claiming responsibility for the deadly suicide bombing in eastern afghanistan overnight. >> they were targeting a military patrol in a crowded market. as we said, at least 14 people were killed, 3 americans among the dead. dozens were wounded. this comes one day after the u.s. military death toll in the war reached 2,000. we're going to get a live report, straight ahead. >>> also coming up, a remarkable story. a mom of three and a former beauty queen suffers a traumatic brain injury. to survive, doctors had to remove part of her skull and you will not believe where they kept it while she recovered. we'll talk to her coming up this morning. >>> all right. and you probably remember the girl we told you about last week, voted to her high school's homecoming court, but it was a prank. well, the big event was this weekend. how did she do? we'll hear from her. the community there really rallying around her. >>> we want to begin with a special nbc news network wide series at the brink. we
in case any other ieds have been laid on the road. recently the taliban have been planting ieds that are almost impossible to detect because they contain little if any metal. a sign the enemy is becoming much more sophisticated. lieutenant mohamed is leading this operation. the 30-year-old who oearns less than $300 a month tells me, i do this because it's my job. i'm prepared to lose my own life, but i don't want other people to die. at the beginning of the year the afghan army had no idea how to diffuse an ied other than to shoot it or set it on fire. now with the right training and equipment they have the skills to disable these deadly devices. after 20 minutes, the soldiers determine the site is clear claiming the taliban either removed it once it had been reported or a local took the ied to claim the $100 reward. in the last few months there have been alarming reports of the taliban returning and even overrunning checkpoints. the taliban are a resilient enemy and constantly trying to infiltrate the ranks. while there have been no insider attacks by the men under his watch, h
partly run by the taliban and partly run by a karzai-type government. and you end up having to cede space to taliban-type forces or come to some compromise with them that means that you go backwards rather than forwards. pakistan, i think, is the epicenter of everything that's really wrong and what's going to be dealt with. and if we could have more constructive relationships with pakistan, and that's very, very difficult, i understand that. if we could have a certainty that they would deal with their own internal problems, then i think that is the key to unlocking more peaceful relationships not just with the indian subcontinent but right across afghanistan. >> so mr. prime minister, your position at the u.n., you have the very small and easy task of making sure that the u.n. delivers on the world's promise of making sure every child in the world has access to education by 2015. >> yeah. this is a silent emergency. i mean, it is tragic that today -- >> seems like an impossible task. >> 61 million children around the world will not be going to school because they've got no school to go to
with that date. our goal is to make sure that the taliban and al qaeda do not to join forces. i respectfully disagree. i will rely on the generals on the ground and air commander and chief as to when he wants to bring in our troops home. >> he would recommit forces? >> i would hope that does not happen. i would rely on the guidance from the president and hope he would come to congress to let he know what his plans are. >> who is your model supreme court justice? >> justice scalia is a very good judge. justice kennedy. justice kennedy is very good, and justice roberts, justice sotomayor, they are very qualified people there who do in a very good -- >> they do not exactly agree. >> if you had to pick one? >> i do not have to pick one, where a plan the up there, and i am proud of the ones we have. >> it would probably be elena kagan. >> let me ask you, white t think massachusetts has never elected a female senator or governor? >> i don't know. [laughter] >> no idea? it does it trouble you? >> well, right now i am trying to do something about that. [laughter] >> senator brown, d think the senato
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